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What's On Your Health Insurance Card?

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InsuranceHealth Insurance Your Health Insurance Card: What It All Means

You carry it in your wallet just like any other identification card, but do you recognize all the elements of your health insurance ID card? The letters and numbers crammed onto that piece of plastic hold the keys to your coverage and help you and health care providers such as your doctor or a hospital understand your benefits. Hover over each section of the sample card below to see its purpose.

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